16 Jun 2019 07:15:19
Morning all, we can see that MP is trying to build a young exciting team so he surely won't want to sell Diop, BUT if an offer of £60m+ came in what should he do, could he go for Maripan, so what would you all do if a big offer did come in, personally I'd want him to stay, but what do you think?

1.) 16 Jun 2019
16 Jun 2019 07:39:43
I agree. I really hope he stays. Good quality young players is what we want. But if he wants to go then best to let him go! We don’t want another Payet situation.
Their defence is a disaster and we don’t want any their dross!
How much say does the player himself have?

2.) 16 Jun 2019
16 Jun 2019 08:01:20
I’d say no ref. Diop, but offer Balbuena.

3.) 16 Jun 2019
16 Jun 2019 08:45:03
Stevie I'm with you the so called big 6 have got to learn that a contract is a contract and that they can't just buy their way into a Champions league place

I've often thought that a big percentage of a teams squad should come from the academy but then if that was the case we probably wouldn't have Diop iin rhe first place.

4.) 16 Jun 2019
16 Jun 2019 08:45:20
I think the club would sanction a £60m transfer and trust in MP&H to find a decent replacement. At times we forget that football clubs are businesses and that includes player turnover for profit to reinforce the team with more appreciating assets.

It really does seem that the new recruitment team is concentrating on young, classy players now. It wasn’t that long ago that we would all wonder which over the hill name Sully we go for every window. Thank heavens our transfer policy has changed!

So, with a bit of regret, my answer is, yes, we would let Diop go, if the price is right.

{Ed004's Note - Would he be worth 60 million from Utd perspective? We need a dominant cb who is comfortable playing the left cb role to play alongside Lindelof}

5.) 16 Jun 2019
16 Jun 2019 09:07:02
04 - the special one called him a monster. Nuff said.

{Ed004's Note - Fair enough. Is he any good on the ball? Seems quite quick}

6.) 16 Jun 2019
16 Jun 2019 09:29:41
Whilst he will, of course, improve with experience, I can see no weaknesses in his game. Check his stats.

However, even though there is always a price at which a deal might be done, WH will do their utmost to hang on to him.

“Agents have been testing our resolve to hold onto him through Director of Football Mario Husillos and this morning via an e mail a top Hammers insider made the club’s position as clear as it gets to ClaretandHugh.

He said: “It’s very simple – he is going nowhere. He is a major part of the team and at his age is set to become an integral part of things at West Ham. ”.

{Ed004's Note - I still maintain my stance that I think he will stay just trying to keep optimistic that we wont spend stupid money on an overrated Maguire tbh. Thanks for your feedback}

7.) 16 Jun 2019
16 Jun 2019 09:51:55
Great posts chaps, the reason we don’t like getting players in their 30s is because they will have no resale value, now we have a player early 20s teams will be interested and as Markro said football is a business and there is a chance to make a massive profit but on the other hand we don’t want to keep making the top teams stronger, after all we are trying to catch them up, I hope we now have the financial clout to keep hold of these players and make them realise that we want to break into the top 6 and start challenging for Europe and trophies.

8.) 17 Jun 2019
17 Jun 2019 23:41:28
For me there ain't a lot between BALBUENA AND DIOP the one thing DIOP has is his pace . COYI.